Harpal (Paul) S. Khanuja, M.D., is the Director of Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, and he also serves as Chief of Orthopedics at Northwest Hospital. Dr. Khanuja specializes in disorders of the hip and knee. He focuses on minimally invasive techniques, and he was the first to do the anterior hip replacement at Sinai Hospital.
Dr. Khanuja's priorities are making you pain free and improving your quality of life so that you can be active. He is committed to educating you about your condition so that you can select the appropriate treatment. In some cases, medical management or therapy is the most effective treatment while other cases may require surgery.
A partial listing of Dr. Khanuja’s credentials includes the following:
- Dr. Khanuja is an assistant professor with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- Dr. Khanuja is actively involved in research and publishes on orthopedic conditions of the hip and knee.
- He completed his fellowship in adult hip and knee reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins University in 2000, and he practiced at Johns Hopkins Orthopedics at Good Samaritan Hospital for eight years before joining the Rubin Institute.
- In 2006, Dr. Khanuja was awarded the prestigious Insall Traveling Fellowship Award by the Knee Society. During this traveling fellowship, he observed and lectured at the premier joint replacement centers in North America.
- In 2009, Dr. Khanuja and his team moved their practice to the Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement, located at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.
- Dr. Khanuja earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania and then attended Albany Medical College for medical school in his hometown of Albany, New York. He completed his residency training in orthopedics at Albany Medical Center.
- Dr. Khanuja's organizational affiliations include the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the Maryland Orthopaedic Association.
Areas of Expertise
- Dr. Khanuja is a Co-Founder and the Medical Director of Operation Walk Maryland, an organization dedicated to providing free hip and knee replacements for the poor in all parts of the world.
Dr. Khanuja focuses on disorders of the hip and knee, which enables him to provide the latest and most innovative treatments. He brings expertise in performing minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgeries, including partial replacements and revision surgeries. He performs the less invasive direct anterior hip replacement. Dr. Khanuja also treats femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and performs hip arthroscopy and knee arthroscopy.
Procedures for the Hip:
- Arthritis of the hip
- Fractures of the hip
- Labral tears of the hip
- Femoroacetabular impingement
- Failed hip replacements
- Infected hip replacements
- Osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis)
- Hip arthroscopy
- Hip resurfacing
- Hip replacement
- Minimally invasive hip replacement
- Surgical dislocation of the hip
Procedures for the Knee:
- Failed knee replacements
- Infected knee replacements
- Fractures of the knee
- Meniscal tears of the knee
- Partial knee replacement
- Minimally invasive total knee replacement
- Total knee replacement
- Knee arthroscopy
- Osteotomies of the knee
In this Baltimore Gameday Uncensored Ravens Injury Report radio clip, Dr. Khanuja discusses hip and knee replacement surgery.
An Osteoarthritis Patient's Experience with Anterior Hip Surgery
Reflections on a Hip Replacement Surgery